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Sticky Teaching, Sticky Learning

Sticky Teaching, Sticky Learning

A SEMINAR ON HOW TO MAKE CONCEPTS AND IDEAS STICKY AND MEANINGFUL

The Department of Biological Sciences, College of Science hosted a seminar given by Dr. Spencer Benson, the Chair of the International Education Committee of the American Society for Microbiology. It was held last May 19, 2016 at the Tanghalang Teresita Quirino. Dr. Benson’s lecture, entitled “Sticky Teaching, Sticky Learning” dealt with how we can use knowledge of the brain functions to increase “sticky-ness” of learned materials through improved teaching and learning techniques.

He emphasized student-centered teaching strategies that will engage students more effectively (e.g. interactive activities such as polling, group interaction, etc.) and also learning strategies that students can bank on (e.g. practice testing, distributed practice, etc.) to increase the stickiness of learned content. The lecture was well-received by the audience, which comprised of undergraduate students, graduate students, and faculty members of the UST College of Science and the UST Graduate School, as well as guests from other academic institutions. - by Amarjet Singh, 4MB

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